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Briefing July 2014 Issue

Briefing: July 2014

AMOC Approved For Superior Cylinders

An FAA Airworthiness Directive affecting about 6,000 airplanes with cylinders from Superior Air Parts took effect in April, but in May, the FAA approved an alternative means of compliance (AMOC) that may relieve the time and expense involved for some owners. “Under the guidelines of this new Global AMOC, owners of aircraft who have over 12 years on their affected Millennium cylinders but have not yet reached TBO, will be able to alternately comply with the AD through ongoing inspections of their cylinders,” said Ken Chatten, general manager of Superior. The AMOC could extend the life of the cylinders by up to five years until the already established 17-year time-in-service limit, provided they pass all the inspections and checks.

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